SPRINGFIELD — On Wednesday, legislators were sworn into the 102nd Illinois General Assembly, putting new faces in two local seats.
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(The Center Square) – Three weeks ago, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he had freed up $145 million in state funds for small business grants – the Legislature just needed to appropriate it.
(The Center Square) – With preliminary legislative committee meetings underway in Tallahassee, it’s clear a theme of the 2021 legislative session will be finding money to plug pandemic-induced budget holes.
“You’re trying to teach future presidents that there is, in fact, a line,” said Lane Crothers, a professor of politics and government at ISU. “When you’ve had a president who has been so active in breaking norms, and so happy or so willing to transgress norms, eventually you need to continually state, ‘This is the kind of stuff that’s going to get you impeached,’ even if it doesn’t get you convicted.”
(The Center Square) – The Colorado General Assembly began the 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, swearing in new members, taking care of administrative duties, and approving temporary rules.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost of Murphysboro voted against President Donald Trump's second impeachment Wednesday as the U.S. House of Representatives voted 232 to 197 to impeach the president for “incitement of insurrection.”
(The Center Square) – Four days after Tennessee became the first state in the country to receive federal approval for a Medicaid block grant waiver, Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature were working quickly to advance a resolution approving implementation of the proposal.